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Lead Testing

Lead-based paint and lead contaminated dust are the main sources of exposure for lead in U.S. children.

Lead-based paints were banned for use in housing in 1978. All houses built before 1978 are likely to contain some lead-based paint. However, it is the deterioration of this paint that causes a problem. All children under the age of 6 years old are at risk because they are growing so rapidly and because they tend to put their hands or other objects, which may be contaminated with lead dust, into their mouths.

Filter paper lead testing for children under the age of six years is available by appointment during regular clinic hours Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. till 12:00 and 1:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m. Please call 636-583-7300 to schedule an appointment.

Fees: The charge for lead testing is $10.00.  Billing is available for those children who are Medicaid eligible.

 

  

Franklin County Offices  400 E Locust, Union, MO. 63084    hours: M-F 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM